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Blind Dating (2007)

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Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 2

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James Keach's romantic comedy Blind Dating concerns a 22-year old blind man named Danny (Chris Pine). Though Danny refuses to let his visual deficiency keep him from enjoying every aspect of life, he does shy away from women. When his brother Larry (Eddie Kaye Thomas) discovers Danny is a virgin, he makes every effort to lift that burden from him. Although a series of dates goes very wrong in a number of ways, Danny eventually meets a nurse (Anjali Jay), who agrees to go out with him, although

PG-13,

Drama, Comedy

Christopher Theo

Feb 5, 2008

$61.9k

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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (18) | DVD (6)

Pleasant but forgettable, it's destined to end up as little more than a minor footnote on Pine's megastar CV.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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It's not preachy or weepy. Instead, it's a lively yet meaningful romantic comedy that doesn't lose sight of its central mission: to entertain.

May 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Comments (2)
Houston Chronicle
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The chemistry between Leeza and Danny is the only saving grace of this messy film. It's almost as if the writers couldn't stand to just watch them sweetly fall in love.

May 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
Arizona Republic
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Blind Dating also manages to be an incredibly muddled 95 minutes in which emotions are replaced by aggressive music cues to force the viewer to care for characters that are paper thin at best.

September 18, 2009
Little White Lies

The whole thing ends with a jolly multicultural dance montage so gruesome that temporary blindness would be a blessed relief.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

The standard of acting and directing is at a very low ebb.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

While Pine is superb in the lead role, almost everything else fails to convince in this vastly uneven, unfunny and only sporadically dramatic enterprise.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

Small wonder this hard-to-swallow cocktail of bawdy comedy, cross-cultural romance and issue-of-the-week melodrama was left on the shelf for three years. The marketing people can't have had a clue what to do with it.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

This is harmless, breezy fluff.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

It's Pine that keeps the whole thing afloat, and he manages, astonishingly, to make even the clunkiest, cheesiest lines work, almost transforming the film's chocolate-box sentiments into something honest.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmstar Magazine

An uneven mixture of crude high jinks and sweet romance, this just about makes the grade thanks to its breezy geniality and Pine's charismatic performance as Danny.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Blind Dating is a flawed but essentially likeable romantic comedy that succeeds thanks to a charming performance by rising star Chris Pine.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

An inoffensively bland piece of rom-com fluff.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Scotsman

This film wavers between a sweet rom-com, a gross-out romp and a drama about diversity. Thanks to a strong cast, these three elements work on their own, but struggle to make much sense together.

September 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

mixes too many issues

August 18, 2008 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

ambles along to no great effect but has a few chuckles along the way. No harm, no foul.

June 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

A forgettable slice of hackneyed romance.

February 17, 2008 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

The fact that Blind Dating provides a relationship between two characters whom the audience desperately wants to see wind up together is ultimately all that matters.

May 11, 2007 | Comments (3)
Reel.com

Christopher Theo's script aims for American Pie raunch, which doesn't work in a watered-down PG-13 form.

May 11, 2007
Salt Lake Tribune

I wouldn't even describe what Dating becomes as ambitious. It's just sloppy, and corrupts the comfortable level of mediocrity it made peace with early on.

May 10, 2007 Full Review Source: OhmyNews.com | Comment (1)
OhmyNews.com

There's actually a sweet little romantic comedy at the core of Blind Dating, fighting its way to get out of the cruder, crasser outer shell.

May 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Blind Dating

If it weren't for Chris Pine's natural charm, this movie probably wouldn't have been half as good. I'm not usually a fan of romantic comedies, but I found that I really liked this one, for its main character as well as those around him. I really sympathized with Danny's desire to be independant and find love, and his blindness wasn't so much a physical handicap for him as it was a social handicap that influenced other people's treatment of him. There is also a parallel storyline of Danny volunteering to undergo experimental surgery that could potentiall grant him limited vision, but it takes a backseat to the romance story. The humour in this one is genuinely funny without being mean-spirited, and he ending, while unorthodox is both happy and satusfying.
June 14, 2011
MidnightMadwoman

Super Reviewer

I really wish I could say this wasn't cheesy or lame, but it really is for the most part. The only redeeming quality is Chris Pine's really great performance. No one must have told him how dumb and ridiculous it was going to be because his character is really well developed and realistic. Now for a straight-to-video movie it's not the worst, but it just has all those stereotypical quirky moments that have long since been considered cute or even amusing.
March 3, 2011
ythelastman89

Super Reviewer

Nothing special about this movie, really I mean that... Chris Pine act's was sucks, he played a blind man who wasn't like a blind man... Even he walking as a straight man... It is true that some scenes made me laugh, but the whole movie just not that good... Just watch it in your spare time...
July 19, 2010
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Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

It's hysterically funny and interesting ideas that could have been explored in this comedy-drama movie - one is a blind young man, interested in a serious relationship and wanting to have sex with meaning and how he goes about pursing that relationship and what happens along the way. Chris Pine deserves some better roles, to see what he can actually make with something more complex and intelligent. The support actors are quite good in fact and I especially liked Jane Seymour's performance.
July 19, 2010
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Dean McKenna

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